STARVATION REACTIONS

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These are the psychological and physical effects of a situation of chronic undernourishment. Common physical effects which include: general weakness or asthenia, hunger pangs, sluggishness, and susceptibility to disease. Psychotic reactions also may occur.

STARVATION REACTIONS: "Starvation reactions are seen in a lot of Third world countries."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "STARVATION REACTIONS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/starvation-reactions/ (accessed December 2, 2022).

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